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Face It 2 Live Well?: Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that can affect judgment. It's also a condition that many misunderstand or know little about, & as a result, those affected by it cn feel stigmatized. People like law professor elyn saks are changing this by sharing her experiences. She's helped those who love her & everyone else better understand what it's like living w/ a brain disorder: http://bit.Ly/n2lelx. ...Read more
When you're in denial you have schizophrenia. Need tips on how you motivate yourself to take meds?
Find another "why".: It sounds like you do think the meds maybe are a good idea for you to take at this time even if you may not completely believe you suffer from schizophrenia. You might be right. Labels help some and hurt others and they can be wrong. You can take the meds to reduce symptoms that bother you. Helping yourself might be good enough motivation. Let me know if this helps. I'd like to know. Okay? Best! ...Read more
I know he has a genitic problem. My daughter is in denial. I want to help him and do not know how. what can I do?
No: Delirium is a confusional state caused by a medical or neurological condition with pschiaric symptoms. It is not caused by a psychological issue like denial. Delirium is accompanied by a number of neurotransmitter abnormalities as well as electrical abnormalities of brain functioning. Psychological issues can cause a number of difficulties but not this medical one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How does a dr diagnose asbergers syndrome when the person is in denial of symptoms. Symptoms obvious to close friend. ?
Forgive my frankness: What's accomplished by taking a teen or grownup to the doctor to get diagnosed with asperger's? It has many pluses and many minuses. There's no magic cure beyond getting educated on social skills and reading other people. If he wants it, fine, no need even to diagnose. If he doesn't, it's his business. It's seldom wise to try to change people even when you love them. But i'm glad you do care. ...Read more
I am in denial over my appearance, I can't see what others see, I will take pictures of myself and then look in the mirror and I don't look the same?
Appearence: Please be more specific about what is concerning or what "others see". In general there is at times a slight difference between what we "look like " and a photograph, hence the term photogenic. May be due to lighting, pixels, etc. if you are concerned about your appearance consider contacting healthtap prime and speaking to a psychiatrist/therapist . Dont worry Good luck ...Read more
I think my friend is in pregnancy denial. What are the signs that she is? We are really worried and need help.
?pregnant: If she had unprotected sex around the time she ovulated, she may be pregnant- first, she would have a missed period, then breasts may get sore and larger, mood sings possible, flushing, possible nausea and or vomiting, weight gain, swelling, etc. Have her check a pregnancy test and then you will know for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more
Told feeling life is pointless is a symptom of my depression but isn't thinking life is not pointless denial? Since we all die, how can life matter?
I am sorry you: feel so hopeless. A mental health professional can help. Beyond that, just focusing on a life that can help in any way to relieve the suffering or poverty of others is not pointless. That thought may help you break the negative self talk cycle you may be in. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Only had 1 partner. Got Herpes 2. Hes never had signs, symptoms or outbreaks. Is in denial it came from him. Odds he will test positive on blood test?
Big picture: Congratulations on having somebody special. Maintaining the affection in the relationship is far more important than figuring out who has / caused what. Drop the subject. Don't do the testing. Relationships are far more important than being right. Manage your herpes with your physician's guidance. And even in the best relationships, you'll need to forgive and forget for much more. ...Read more
It's not denial: There is no perfect material. As with everything in life, you have to weigh the risks vs the benefits. Amalgam is the least expensive, longest lasting material we have. Could some people have an bad reaction to it ? Of course. Consider penicillin. It is one of the miracles of modern medicine, yet there are people who can die if they use it. Talk to your dentist and find out what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask them, I suppose: Denial is a common defense mechanism when people are engaging in behaviors that are clearly self-destructive. People with all forms of chemical dependency, including alcohol abuse, will engage in denial, minimalization, rationalization, intellectualization, projection and other defense postures to assure themselves that they are right and the rest of the world is wrong. ...Read more
Stop name calling: Start by not using judgmental language, "insane" this demonstrates a lack of insight into how much suffering this individual is going through. You need to identify how much they must be suffering and offer to help find better alternative treatments than self medication with drugs. ...Read more
Tough task: Amongst the most difficult in terms of denial are people with type i bipolar and paraonid individuals. The grandiose sense from the euphoria tends to make one feel there is nothing wrong and it is just other people's problems. Medication noncompliance is common. The right approach is not the same for anyone, educaton help some, intervention others, and some will listen 2 a professional. ...Read more
I am to undergo an ablation procedure 8/13 & just received notice of "Technical Denial." Will I now die from not having ablation for my longterm SVT?
Speak with a Dr.: A private visit with a Dr is personal and confidential. You can discuss these feelings and thoughts with an expert. I would strongly recommend you do this. ...Read more